Commercial recreation activities in our open spaces help create a vibrant and active place for everyone. Licensing helps us to: 

  • Protect and preserve our natural environment.
  • Provide equitable access to our limited public space for diverse activities. 
  • Ensure activities are safe and well-managed.
  • Balance the needs of all open space users, including residents and visitors. 

Commercial Recreation Licenses are available for a fixed 3-year term from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025. A formal expression of interest was undertaken prior to this period, however Council is accepting applications throughout this period for businesses looking to apply. 

License and participant fees

Annual licence fees for 2023/24 are: 

Activity typeAnnual fee
Beach and land-based activities$340
Beach and water-based activities$340
Launch of craft$644

Note, late applications will not be pro rata. 

Participant fees, implemented by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, are as follows:

  • $1.60 per child
  • $2.40 per adult

Please refer to the Commercial Recreation Policy for further details. 

Current providers